Cycle the Camino de Santiago

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The Camino de Santiago de Compostela runs across northern Spain, originating in the Galicia region where the tomb of the apostle James the Great was discovered in the ninth century. Also known as the Way of Saint James, it is marked by a scallop shell symbol and the joining grooves are said to represent the many different routes pilgrims take to reach Santiag...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Discover medieval monasteries and unspoiled rural scenery
    • Enjoy the fantastic food and wine produced along the way
    • Follow the pilgrimage route to Santiago
    • Collect stamps for your pilgrim's passport along the way
    • Receive your much sought-after Compostela certificate

What's this trip about?

    The Camino de Santiago de Compostela runs across northern Spain, originating in the Galicia region where the tomb of the apostle James the Great was discovered in the ninth century. Also known as the Way of Saint James, it is marked by a scallop shell symbol and the joining grooves are said to represent the many different routes pilgrims take to reach Santiago. The gothic cathedrals, medieval monasteries and miles of beautiful rural scenery make this section of the ancient route so popular.Ride one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the world


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityLeón
End CitySantiago de Compostela

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Cycling & Biking


  • Europe
  • Spain


  • Camino de Santiago
  • Leon
  • Santiago
  • Santiago de Compostela


  • Culture
  • Cycling

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts
    • All accommodation
    • Airport transfers
    • Local bike hire

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Travel Map

Day 1 Start León

The trip starts in León. We may have time to visit the beautiful gothic cathedral and stroll around winding narrow streets before a trip briefing and our first meal as a group. Accommodation: Apartahotel Exe Campus San Mamés

Day 2 Ride across the plains of Castille through countryside and quaint villages to Astorga

We head into the countryside, riding across the plains of Castilla through cultivated countryside and quaint villages with adobe houses and wine caves. We take lunch in Hospital del Orbigo and on entering the village we cross a medieval bridge, which is one of the lon...

Day 3 Climb into the León mountains to the Monte de la Cruz de Ferro; descend to Molinaseca

Today's ride is the most beautiful of the trip as we leave the Castilian plains and climb gradually into the León mountains to the Monte de la Cruz de Ferro (4,938ft/1,505m). We pass through Castrillo de los Polvazares en route, known for its very special architecture...

Day 4 From Molinaseca to Vega de Valcarce

The highlight today is the ride to the beautiful town of Villafranca with views across the green valleys of Galicia and wooded mountains of León. After the first easy and mainly flat 15.5mi (25km), passing through vineyards as we are in the wine region of El Bierzo, t...

Day 5 O'Cebreiro to Portomarin. Enter Galicia's landscape of traditional agricultural villages; cycle past Samos Monastery and Sarria

In the morning will take a transfer up to the mountaintop and the small village of O'Cebreiro. This fairytale village is the first population of Galicia where we can appreciate wonderful views of the valleys that surround this peak and admire the slate-roofed black ho...

Day 6 Cycle through beautiful rural Galician countryside to Palas de Rei; continue to Arzua

Today we will start with a 13km climb to arrive at the best preserved Celtic settlement in northern Spain. Then afterwards we have a downhill section from Ventas de Naron to Palas de Rei, a small town full of the pilgrim spirit. Then we cycle along a picturesque stret...

Day 7 Short ascents and descents to Monte de Gozo; follow the pilgrims' route to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Our final day involves several short ascents and descents towards Monte de Gozo. From here, as pilgrims have done for centuries, we wind through the city streets and crowds to Plaza del Obradoiro, which is dominated by the impressive cathedral of Santiago de Compostel...

Day 8 End Santiago de Compostela

The trip ends after breakfast. Say goodbye to the group and start your return journey home.

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

Exodus Travels Reviews & Ratings

4.7/5  Excellent


Oct 2018

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Fabulous cycle trip

A fantastic week in this beautiful part of Spain with a great bunch of people. Despite the wintry conditions (hail in May at one point !) we had a terrific week. T...



Oct 2018

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Cycle The Camino de Santiago

A wonderful experience overall, we enjoyed walking through pine forests, pretty villages, farmland and countryside with stunning views Our guide Josea was friendly...



Oct 2018

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Cycling the camino

Well organised trip staying almost completely on the camino route, with good hotels, good guides, and a great group of people. The start in Leon was impressive, but...



Oct 2018

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Picos mixed activity

Brilliant holiday, all the activities were challenging, hotel staff very accommodating and food deĺicious. Walking through the rubo gorge in mist and rain. Nacho ...



Oct 2018

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Great ride which was excellently managed by Alfonso. I had a fall and my cuts were attended to by Alfonso in a quick and efficient manner. He continued to check wi...

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What's excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • Single accommodation (available on request)
    • E-bike hire


6 days cycling with 75% vehicle support 50% quiet minor roads, 50% mix of gravel roads, tracks and short off road sections Some longer climbs are to be expected Group normally 7 to 16 plus local leader. Min age 16 7 nights in rural hotels with en suite facilities,In the smaller villages, we stay in characterful family-run casa rurales and in larger towns we stay in larger hotels. All have en suite facilities and are situated beside the Camino de Santiago.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

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If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

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    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

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Meals Included
All breakfasts are included. Breakfasts will be continental style with cold cheese, meats and bread, plus pastries, tea and coffee. Vegetarians: Please be aware that a meat and fish diet is the norm in northern Spain. Many vegetarians have not experienced any problems; however, please be prepared to be flexible. Please note, mealtimes in Spain are later than in many other countries; dinner is usually taken between 9pm and 9.30pm.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
Six days of cycling with partial vehicle support 70 percent paved roads, 30 percent gravel roads and tracks Some climbs Group normally 6 to 16 plus leader. Minimum age: 16 Seven nights in hotels and casa rurales E-bikes available for an additional cost Option to travel by train to your adventure
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